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by stylo777
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN
Replies: 48
Views: 9276

Re: Confirmed: EK launching MEX via BCN

very surprised by the return schedule...

EK 186 D BCN 1 DXB 3 1500 0040+1 0 27OCT19 28MAR20 388
EK 256 D BCN 1 DXB 3 1510 0045+1 0 10DEC19 28MAR20 77L
EK 188 D BCN 1 DXB 3 2205 0735+1 0 27OCT19 28MAR20 388

EK186 and EK256 depart just five minutes apart...

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by stylo777
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 12351

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

maintenance possibilities and slightly longer flight time might be the reasons... still, I'm also very surprised not to see it flying at least to ESB.

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by stylo777
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific and LH Group to expand Codesharing
Replies: 24
Views: 3831

Re: Cathay Pacific and LH Group Codesharing

[twoid][/twoid] Nice. But dangit Cathay, get with Delta too, so we Widgeteers can finally have a way to avoid KE while getting to most of Asia! Cathay is not going to do anything to annoy American. Its main reason to be in oneworld at this point. American supports probably about half the seats catha...

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by stylo777
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 12351

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

There is a AYT-AMS flight I want to book that says Involatus 8Q851. What does this mean? Is it still operated by Onur Air? But when I go directly to their website, I cant select a flight from AYT to AMS but they have operated them on flight radar... I am confused seems to me like a full-charter fli...

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by stylo777
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?
Replies: 148
Views: 27002

Re: AF to order A220

replacing 318/319 with A220 makes totally sense. they have in total 51 frames in their fleet.
I never understood why they actually have the 318. are there any particular AF routes requiring this type? I believe not...

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by stylo777
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37667

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

what about US-connection traffic? LX arrives rather late in EWR so I assume less onward traffic. Their ORD flights are better suited since these depart in the morning and around noon. I'm sure they carry a lot of passengers with onward flights on UA; however, ORD might (geographically) not be the be...

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by stylo777
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37667

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

I also think that route optimization will take place on some level.
for example, the noon flight to ORD is daily, but not every day on 77W.
the one in the morning is also non-daily and on 333.

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by stylo777
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37667

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Isn't ICN basically confirmed with IAD and YYZ being the two airports battling it out for Swiss? I could see an ICN 4x weekly with YYZ 4x weekly and IAD 4x weekly. That way, the 2 aircraft freed up could operate all of these routes without picking and choosing between YYZ or IAD. ICN is probably qu...

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by stylo777
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 12351

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

saw the news that an increase of international departure tax for Turkish citizen is proposed at the parliament. Nowadays, Turkish people pay 15 TRY for every departure; the proposed tax should be as high as 50 TRY. The tax doesn't apply to foreigners as well as Turkish citizen living abroad. Is ther...

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by stylo777
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 12351

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Any news/updates on the 787?
I'm really tempted for a domestic hop or even to get on one of the AMS flights early August, but not sure about the final schedule...

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by stylo777
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Announces a New Round of Expansion at VIE
Replies: 25
Views: 4955

Re: Wizz Air Announces a New Round of Expansion at VIE

I wouldn't call VIE a hub for W6; rather a base, or do they offer any connecting flights?!?

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by stylo777
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37667

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm also quite undecided whether it's going to be YYZ or IAD. My feeling says YYZ and only for the reason that OS just recently switched from YYZ to YUL leaving LH as the only LHG carrier in Toronto. Yes, the JV is great and grants a metal-neutral approach, but overall network coverage is still impo...

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by stylo777
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 12351

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

They still fly the route, but on a much shorter period and only for about two months during summer. When I try dummy bookings on LH's site on multiple dates in the middle of summer, all flights are operated by XQ, none by LH, am I missing something here? According to my understanding, LH and XQ hav...

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by stylo777
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 12351

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

AFAIK TK moved out of T2 last year or the one before. They are the only Star carrier in T1; all the others (SQ UA AC TG NH OU A3...) are in T2.

They still fly the route, but on a much shorter period and only for about two months during summer.

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by stylo777
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2019
Replies: 127
Views: 12351

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2019

Here is a recap: EWR-MUC on UA 767-400ER Polaris. The Polaris lounge at EWR is the second largest in the US. I tried their sit down-order a la carte restaurant and it was mediocre. Food is not good, small portions, forced service. There is also a buffet with more selections. Bar was nice on the oth...

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by stylo777
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22955

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

https://twitter.com/airporthaber/status ... 91681?s=21
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Saw on Twitter that the windows of the brand-new 787 just melted during photo/video shooting session. How is that even possible?

https://twitter.com/airporthaber/status ... 91681?s=21

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by stylo777
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 8053

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

Delta recently bought 6 MD-11Fs just to get their engines for use on their 767 fleet. Those CF-6s are valuable, we will see if even more so than the rest of the airframe. Are Western Global still flying for UPS? Thats an interesting one; didn't know that you can easily put a MD11 engine onto a 767 ...

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by stylo777
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24678

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Jomar777 wrote:
Interestingly enough, neither of the other majour brands in the group (Austrian, Swiss (even as Swissair) and Brussels Airlines (even as SABENA) ever flew LH NB aircrafts too

it's an veeeeeery long stretch, but DE/Condor (once partly owned by LH) still flies the 753 ;)

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by stylo777
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12686

Re: Lufthansa Group - retirement of seven long haul types until 2025

apparently, capacity-wise the 748 works quite well for them. percect fit with 365 seats in total.
the "only" burden is probably the fact of 4 engines thus the fuel consumption; however, the 777-9 will be an 1-to-1 replacement.

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by stylo777
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22955

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

finally - very great news and congrats to Boeing and TK! it's just a pity that they apparently didn't organize a welcoming event (or at least water salute...), but maybe they did and pictures/videos aren't online yet. According to upinthesky the 787 is going to Amsterdam on the morning and evening f...

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by stylo777
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12686

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

pretty sure, there is a professional team working for Spohr and currently very busy analyzing the economics of the XLR until the very cent. looking from an "armchair ceo" perspective, I try to comment on the current LH and LHGroup airlines network: North America: - barely any benefits for ...

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by stylo777
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12686

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

They really need to get some new aircraft for SN - some of them date back to the Sabena days and drink fuel like there's no tomorrow. Hopefully by aligning them with LH, OS and LX A320NEOs will be forthcoming. I could even see the A321XLR working well for SN in terms of its African and Transatlanti...

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by stylo777
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223
Replies: 52
Views: 12086

Re: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223

congratulations to B6 and Airbus on the XLR deal. I would also assume that the backdoor is still open for more conversions from neo/LR to XLR variant. 4500nm range @JFK: http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=&R=4500nm%40jfk&MS=wls&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=* courtesy of gcmap.com as already men...

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by stylo777
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6388

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

During the last months, LH flights back than operated via DXB or MCT for security reasons (crew layover). Right now, I don't see LH having the right equipment to cater for the market and up against BA's 787. But you never know. Btw. Why would some of you guys even bring up Iran in this discussion an...

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by stylo777
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH412 6/20/2019 -diverted, why?
Replies: 13
Views: 2250

Re: LH412 6/20/2019 -diverted, why?

flight arrived in EWR around 11.30pm with a delay of more than 2.5hrs.
I assume that all connecting passengers missed their onward flights with UA and have to be reaccommodated on next day departure with hotel overnight at EWR.

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by stylo777
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37667

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Thanks for the source! It indeed sounds pretty bad. Would this be a topic for Boeing as well?

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by stylo777
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37667

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

HB-JMC will go to NRT as LX160 tomorrow, and I'm glad she's back! The remaining 2 will go after the summer peak. as mentioned, HB-JMC just took off from ZRH on the way to NRT. https://www.flightradar24.com/SWR160/20f41c9b btw. HB-JND (LX/77W) seems to be grounded still. really curious to know what ...

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by stylo777
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37667

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

some widebody news: Edelweiss will be offering widebody 333/343 on selected shorter routes during Sep/Oct 2019: Zurich – Djerba 28SEP19 – 19OCT19 1 weekly (Overall 2 weekly during this period) Zurich – Hurghada 29SEP19 – 27OCT19 1 weekly (Overall 4 weekly during this period) https://www.routesonline...

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by stylo777
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11388

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

It's all rubbish, we all agree. Zero objectivity...

Btw. it's Turkish Airlines; not Airways...

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by stylo777
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again
Replies: 16
Views: 2975

Re: A list of world's Top 10 intercontinental longhauls by pax traffic for 2018. LHR dominates again

great overview and thanks for consolidating the data!

massive performance for EK transporting millions between LHR-DXB and further to the world. surely, the O/D share is only minor (even compared to JFK or LAX).

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by stylo777
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37667

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Wow, thats long! What happened to JND to be out of service for such a long time? Must be difficult times for LX to be down by 3 widebodies. Whats the impact on the schedule?

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by stylo777
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37667

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Didn't know that there is a big Galician community in and around Geneva/Lausanne. Quite interesting...

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by stylo777
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 10959

Re: EK reducing 777F Fleet? Omni new owners?

how easy (or difficult) is it to be cross-qualified for 777pax and 777freighter operations from pilot perspective?
is it like the 320-family where one could easy fly 4 different types on any given day?
I don't think it's a big deal, but still wondering... ?

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by stylo777
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22955

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Which market could they possibly serve with a twice weekly YVR flight?

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by stylo777
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37667

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Isn't SCQ served from ZRH?

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by stylo777
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37667

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

except for NBO/DAR, all longhaul flights are generally operated at least daily. it would be safe to assume that they initiate a new route like ICN also on daily basis. therefore, it will be a tough game for KE with their 3x weekly service. ZRH-ICN is 200 miles shorter than ZRH-PEK/PVG. both flights ...

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by stylo777
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22955

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

TK787 wrote:
Image
I was able to catch it land by pure luck :)

after so so many years, you in particular must be so happy and proud to see this beauty flying :)

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by stylo777
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37667

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

NRT is surely a good bet for 77W upgauge, but I wouldn't be surprised if they announce one of the two Chinese cities (PVG or PEK). I believe TATL-wise, the almost double-daily BOS flights as well as EWR, MIA and YUL doing fine and don't require an immediate upgauge from 333/343 to 77W. The same can ...

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by stylo777
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 37667

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

YYZ is an interesting one; I thought they were thinking about ICN or IAD since two new 77W will join the fleet soon. AC 878/879 YYZ-ZRH-YYZ switched from 333 to 789 (with 298 seats) and now to 77W (400-450 seats capacity) for the summer. I still believe Seoul or Washington will be next, but you neve...

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by stylo777
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22955

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Great insight and thanks for your quick response gokmen! Apart from GA and Cargo movement (and maybe maintenance...), are there actually people still working at the terminal offices or is it completely locked up (or even started to tear down)?

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by stylo777
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22955

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Wondering what Ataturk airport is like nowadays? Any insights?

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by stylo777
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 86
Views: 8762

Re: European LCC

I also think that Austrian will be the first to crack in Vienna. They will probably drop routes where there is too much LCC presence. They must be shock, in 18 months they went from king of the castle to under siege by a swarm of LCC’s. won’t look good on Lufthansa reports. they surely feel the pre...

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by stylo777
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?
Replies: 62
Views: 14862

Re: LHR-CHS: How's it doing?

Not scientific .. or stats. But tonights BA 220 looks like it's sold well ...: 1CHSLON/D« 06JUN THU CHS/EDT LON/‡5 1BA 220 J2 C2 D2 R1 CHSLHR 1120P 1220P‡1 788 M 0 QS DCA /E I0 W2 E0 T0 Y9 B9 H9 K8 M5 L2 V2 S1 N0 Q0 O0 G2 Business cabin has 2 seats to sell; Premium Economy sold out; economy is look...

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by stylo777
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22955

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

Wow, especially ESB figures are worrying... what happened?

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by stylo777
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22955

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

In short, after LH was named as a 5 star airline ( ahead of TK ), TK left the Skytrax rankings. Most people at a.net suggest that Skytrax ranking is a marketing tool for airlines and the more you pay the higher ranking you get. So it is not fair at all. That is why TK is downgraded to a 3 star airl...

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by stylo777
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2019
Replies: 230
Views: 22955

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2019

TK down to 3star by Skytrax :) We all know why :) I don't know why, sorry. In short, after LH was named as a 5 star airline ( ahead of TK ), TK left the Skytrax rankings. Most people at a.net suggest that Skytrax ranking is a marketing tool for airlines and the more you pay the higher ranking you g...

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by stylo777
Fri May 31, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH D-ABVU (B744) hard landing at PHL
Replies: 24
Views: 8991

Re: LH D-AVBU (B744) hard landing at PHL

Small correction: It is LH426. On a side note it's cool that Philly is getting another 747 service Yep! There’s a pic somewhere showing the LH and Speedbird 747s next to each other - nice! It’s an A332 during winter. Before 2018, this was a LH CityLine route on an A343. LH doesn't have 332's; you p...

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by stylo777
Tue May 28, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20165

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

That was very much expected; either them or EK, but with recent "cozyings" between Turkey and Qatar, nothing less would suit the egos *eyeroll* Nevertheless, happy to see a new type at IST and one which is extremely rare to Turkey. Former IST only got the 380 twice: one time on a Lufthansa...

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by stylo777
Mon May 27, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short stage length of LH A320NEO flights
Replies: 12
Views: 4387

Re: Short stage length of LH A320NEO flights

Yes, especially the ones to BEY AMM TLV CAI are usually 321 with higher MTOW, but when you talk about 320-fleet in overall, those are the longest flights (of course, frequency and seasonality aside...)

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by stylo777
Mon May 27, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short stage length of LH A320NEO flights
Replies: 12
Views: 4387

Re: Short stage length of LH A320NEO flights

from what i have been told, the NEOs at Lufthansa are limited by a court order on behalf of the cabin crew union UFO. Something about "unbearable working conditions" in the small aft galley on flights exceeding 2.5 hrs or so.... Wauw. Adding a few seats backfired significanty if this is t...

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